Part of Wang Yanxin’s guest curator pu’er collection, an opportunity to try unique aged pu’ers from growing regions and workshops across Yunnan.
spice - camphor, cedar
spice - mineral sparkle
vegetal - pine needle
fruit - apricot, longan
PICKINGMarch 26th, 2011
Bingdao Yunnan Province
Da Ye ZhongTea
Bingdao has become one of the most famous pu’er growing regions in Yunnan for its unique microclimate that tends to yield cooling lingering aftertaste. This beautiful cake is mainly silver buds and small leaf, loosely compressed for ideal aging. Already cellared for five years, this tea is full of big cooling tingling yun, big minerality and foresty complexity. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the Bingdao region and see the reward as this continues to deepen with greater complexity over the coming years. It is becoming harder and harder to actually acquire true Bingdao sheng as it is becoming wildly popular (and expensive) in China. Luckily, Wang Yanxin was able to acquire these cakes before the market for Bingdao shot up, and she is passing them on without ‘adjusting’ for market pricing.
'Most pu’er does become more complex over time. Astringency mellows out, darker and richer flavors come through. Textural complexities become more pronounced. Starting with an intriguing young pu’er of high quality with lots of textures and flavors at play will increase your chances of graceful aging.'
4 g.8 oz.use
212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times add 30-40 sec. each infusion
4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds add 10-15 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings